Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 9 - Sweep when Tries to Back Step

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 9 - Sweep when Tries to Back Step

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Eduardo sets up the Rocha House, feeds the collar between the legs, and his opponent grabs his back and tries to back step. It is important that Eduardo keeps his hooks tight to maintain control of the leg and not allow the back step. With his free hand, he grabs deep in the nearside collar. His bottom hook now kicks the leg up, and he pulls his other leg out as he comes to the top position, already setting himself up for the knee cut pass.


Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 8 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Back

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 8 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Back

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Again, Eduardo sets up his Rocha House position with the collar grip between his opponent's legs. He tries to grab the far hand, but his opponent hides it and uses his other hand to reach over Eduardo's shoulder and grab his back. Eduardo responds by reaching over his opponent's shoulder and grabbing his belt. He then releases his top hook and posts it on the mat. He pushes his opponent back a little to get a reaction, and then rolls backwards, landing on top with heavy shoulder pressure on the legs. Now he can work his guard pass as he did before.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 7 - Sweep when Opponent Hides His Hand

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 7 - Sweep when Opponent Hides His Hand

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Eduardo sets up the Rocha House, feeds the collar between the legs and reaches for the far hand as he did before, but now his opponent hides his hand from him. Eduardo releases his hooks and brings his legs to the s-position, and posts his hand on the mat. Now he uses his knee to bring the leg back as he pushes his opponent down with his shoulder. Sometimes his opponent will stand up to escape, and in this case, Eduardo keeps control of the lapel and the leg, and sweeps the other leg to finish the takedown.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 6 - Sweep with Lapel through the Legs and Sleeve Grip

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 6 - Sweep with Lapel through the Legs and Sleeve Grip

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Eduardo sets up the Rocha House, and feeds the far collar to his hand underneath his opponent's leg. He bumps a little to makes his opponent post his hand, and then he grabs the sleeve. Now he just pulls the sleeve and sweeps him backwards. As he sits up to come to the top, he pressures the leg with his leg before knee sliding to side control.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 5 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves and Opponent Stands Up

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 5 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves and Opponent Stands Up

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Eduardo sets up his position the same as the last position and goes for the sweep, but this time his opponent reacts by standing up. Eduardo uses his hooks to pull his opponent into him, and then lifts him off the mat. Now he can do a back roll, and land in the mount.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 4 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 4 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves

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Eduardo is controlling both of his opponent's sleeves, and escapes his hips to bring both his legs inside the arms, and his feet on both hips. His opponent reacts by stepping up one knee in the middle. Eduardo uses the space to swing his deep hook into place, and his other foot makes the second hook behind the leg. Using his hips, Eduardo sweeps his opponent to the side of his downed knee. Keeping the near sleeve, Eduardo sits up with his knee pressuring on the thigh. His other hand makes a collar grip and he knee cuts to pass the guard and establish side control.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 3 - Scissors Sweep

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 3 - Scissors Sweep

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Eduardo sets up his Rocha House position same as before, and his opponent reacts by putting his knee inside his legs. Pushing off his opponent's hip, Eduardo creates space and swings his leg between his opponent's legs, making the deep De La Riva hook. He makes a hook behind the thigh with his other foot, and uses both hooks to pull his opponent in. After escaping his hips a little, he scissors his legs to sweep his opponent backwards. The hook behind the thigh lifts the leg, and he comes to the top, right to the knee cut position.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 2 - Setting Up the Rocha House

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 2 - Setting Up the Rocha House

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Eduardo shows the set up to his position, the Rocha House. From closed guard, he makes the classic collar and sleeve grips, and escapes his hips so his feet are resting on his opponent's hips, and his knee is against the shoulder. Now he opens his elbow and extends his hips to create tension on his opponent's arm. Now he is in position to attack with his Rocha House series.

Inside the University 312 - Sweep to Counter the Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 312 - Sweep to Counter the Knee Cut Pass

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James Puopolo shows a counter he uses to sweep his opponents when they try to pass with the knee cut. While playing the open guard, James' opponent stuffs his foots between his legs, so James makes a grip on the pants and turns his hips, making a reverse De La Riva hook. His opponent still goes for the knee cut pass, so James uses his energy to lift him. He swings his leg to sit up and attack the single leg on his opponent, finishing the sweep and ending up on top.

Inside the University 306 - Collar Drag to the Back

Inside the University 306 - Collar Drag to the Back

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Xande prefers to do the collar drag when he also has sleeve control, however, in his most recent fight with Felipe Pena, he had an opportunity for the collar drag without having sleeve control. Using the same principles as the last technique, Xande emphasizes the importance of going for the drag when your opponent is backing away from you. He breakdowns the situation in which Pena was trying to pass his guard, but at one point he backed away, giving Xande the opportunity to hit the collar drag.

Inside the University 305 - Collar and Sleeve Drag to the Back

Inside the University 305 - Collar and Sleeve Drag to the Back

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Xande is playing the open guard with the cross collar and same side sleeve grips. His opponent is gripping his belt, so Xande pushes at his hips with his feet, and pulls to break the grip. This gives him space to drag the collar and sleeve to the side, and kicking the hip allows him to escape his hips to the other side. Now his opponent's back is open for him to climb up and take it.

Xande's Omoplata Series 6 - Hot Dog Roll Sweep

Xande's Omoplata Series 6 - Hot Dog Roll Sweep

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Starting with the omoplata, again Xande's opponent puts his knee on the belly. With his outside hand, Xande grabs the belt, and he swims his other arm under the ankle and wraps up the leg. Now he straightens his legs, brings his outside arm up and rolls over his side, landing on his stomach. He pushes himself up to his knees, where he can finish a wrist lock or move to side control or mount.